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Leicestershire Sailing Club Celebrates With Sea Shanty!

Leicestershire Sailing Club Celebrates With Sea Shanty!

Posted: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:47

Syston Sailing Club in Leicestershire is celebrating getting back on the water with its very own sea shanty!

The catchy tune - Hey Ho Rum and Cake! - was written in lockdown by committee member Elaine Trewick as a way of helping members to keep in touch and have fun.

Telling the story of how Covid-19 forced the club to shut, with sailors 'missing their mates in the Sunday race', it was practiced and recorded on Zoom and also by the lake when the club was finally able to reopen at the end of March.

The video has now been shared @RYAMidlands on Facebook with club sailor Gareth James leading on guitar and fellow members joining in as backing singers.

Elaine, who crews a doublehanded boat at the club, said: "We're all singing at different times because it had to be done individually but we had a lot of fun and it kept us all in touch over lockdown. It even got some of us to know each other a bit better so it's really brought the club together."

Watersports were among the first to be allowed back when government restrictions eased after lockdown three and club members are now looking forward to swapping singing for a summer of sailing back on their lake.

Commodore Jez Lewis added: "I think it was great for some of our members to try and keep our spirits up with some light entertainment and I would like to thank Elaine for motivating the members into verse. We have missed sailing at our club and seeing friends, now our mental wellbeing has been lifted as we all start to do the sport we enjoy and love."

Syston SC is a family friendly sailing club and an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Recognised Training Centre, offering courses, cruising and racing for all ages and abilities and a warm welcome for visitors who would like to find out more. The club can be contacted via email rsa.sailing@outlook.com or Commodore Jez Lewis on 077 4064 3969. To discover more about how to start boating, visit www.rya.org.uk/get-afloat.

Video: A copy of the Syston SC sea shanty can be found at: Dropbox

(Source: Royal Yachting Association and Syston SC)

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: News, Sailing

Oakham Sailor is Shortlisted For National Sailing Award after Cancer Treatment

Oakham Sailor is Shortlisted For National Sailing Award after Cancer Treatment

Posted: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:42

A young Oakham sailor, who was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer in the muscle behind the eye four years ago, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award that recognises outstanding individuals who have embraced the power of sailing or windsurfing to achieve a personal triumph. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Award, Sailing

Rutland Sailability Gets National Honour for Services to Disabled Sailing

Rutland Sailability Gets National Honour for Services to Disabled Sailing

Posted: Sat, 09 Mar 2019 12:23

Rutland Sailability receives recognition for its services to disabled sailing. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Disability Sport, News, Sailing

Still time to Push the Boat Out in Leicester!

Still time to Push the Boat Out in Leicester!

Posted: Fri, 18 May 2018 09:00

The sun is set to keep shining as Syston SC and Leicester Windsurfing and Stand Up Paddle Club invite all comers to Push The Boat Out and try sailing and windsurfing for free this weekend. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: News, Sailing, windsurfing

Charity has £350,000 Clubhouse Goal after Successful Syston Move

Charity has £350,000 Clubhouse Goal after Successful Syston Move

Posted: Sun, 08 Apr 2018 09:30

A Leicester sailing charity wants to get the whole community on the water as they bid raise at least £350,000 to build much-needed clubhouse facilities following a hugely successful first year at their new John Merricks Lake home. Read More »

Source: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Tags: Funding, News, Sailing